About the Task Force | Print |

In December 2014, Board of Commissioners Chairman John Eaves and District 4 Commissioner Joan Garner proposed resolution #14-1109 creating and establishing a Task Force on HIV/AIDS for Fulton County. The resolution, approved at the December 17, 2014 meeting of the Board, envisioned this entity would “provide input and recommendations in areas of public 6 education, advocacy, treatment, prevention, housing and related issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS in Fulton County.” To accomplish the charge set forth by the Board, the Task Force recognized the necessity of developing a comprehensive, evidence-based “Strategy to End AIDS in Fulton County” which can then be implemented and monitored to assess progress.

The Task Force consists of 14 members who reside in Fulton County and who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Board and the Task Force members recognized an effective strategy would require individuals with significant, wide-ranging content expertise, many of whom work but do not reside in Fulton, to address appropriately the many areas that require attention in a truly comprehensive plan. Therefore 25 non-appointed contributors also are members of the Task Force, along with other content experts who serve as consultants. The Director of the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness (FCDHW), the Director of Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), and the Director of the High Impact Prevention Program (HIPP) are ex officio members of the Task Force as well. Co-Chairs of the Task Force were elected by the group and consist of an appointed member and a nonappointed contributor. The Executive Committee, consisting of the Co-Chairs and the Chairs of standing committees, is the leadership body of the Task Force.